Glue / Client / get_connection



Retrieves a connection definition from the Data Catalog.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.get_connection(
  • CatalogId (string) – The ID of the Data Catalog in which the connection resides. If none is provided, the Amazon Web Services account ID is used by default.

  • Name (string) –


    The name of the connection definition to retrieve.

  • HidePassword (boolean) – Allows you to retrieve the connection metadata without returning the password. For instance, the Glue console uses this flag to retrieve the connection, and does not display the password. Set this parameter when the caller might not have permission to use the KMS key to decrypt the password, but it does have permission to access the rest of the connection properties.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'Connection': {
        'Name': 'string',
        'Description': 'string',
        'MatchCriteria': [
        'ConnectionProperties': {
            'string': 'string'
        'PhysicalConnectionRequirements': {
            'SubnetId': 'string',
            'SecurityGroupIdList': [
            'AvailabilityZone': 'string'
        'CreationTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
        'LastUpdatedTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
        'LastUpdatedBy': 'string',
        'Status': 'READY'|'IN_PROGRESS'|'FAILED',
        'StatusReason': 'string',
        'LastConnectionValidationTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
        'AuthenticationConfiguration': {
            'AuthenticationType': 'BASIC'|'OAUTH2'|'CUSTOM',
            'SecretArn': 'string',
            'OAuth2Properties': {
                'OAuth2ClientApplication': {
                    'UserManagedClientApplicationClientId': 'string',
                    'AWSManagedClientApplicationReference': 'string'
                'TokenUrl': 'string',
                'TokenUrlParametersMap': {
                    'string': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • Connection (dict) –

      The requested connection definition.

      • Name (string) –

        The name of the connection definition.

      • Description (string) –

        The description of the connection.

      • ConnectionType (string) –

        The type of the connection. Currently, SFTP is not supported.

      • MatchCriteria (list) –

        A list of criteria that can be used in selecting this connection.

        • (string) –

      • ConnectionProperties (dict) –

        These key-value pairs define parameters for the connection:

        • HOST - The host URI: either the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or the IPv4 address of the database host.

        • PORT - The port number, between 1024 and 65535, of the port on which the database host is listening for database connections.

        • USER_NAME - The name under which to log in to the database. The value string for USER_NAME is “ USERNAME”.

        • PASSWORD - A password, if one is used, for the user name.

        • ENCRYPTED_PASSWORD - When you enable connection password protection by setting ConnectionPasswordEncryption in the Data Catalog encryption settings, this field stores the encrypted password.

        • JDBC_DRIVER_JAR_URI - The Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) path of the JAR file that contains the JDBC driver to use.

        • JDBC_DRIVER_CLASS_NAME - The class name of the JDBC driver to use.

        • JDBC_ENGINE - The name of the JDBC engine to use.

        • JDBC_ENGINE_VERSION - The version of the JDBC engine to use.

        • CONFIG_FILES - (Reserved for future use.)

        • INSTANCE_ID - The instance ID to use.

        • JDBC_CONNECTION_URL - The URL for connecting to a JDBC data source.

        • JDBC_ENFORCE_SSL - A Boolean string (true, false) specifying whether Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) with hostname matching is enforced for the JDBC connection on the client. The default is false.

        • CUSTOM_JDBC_CERT - An Amazon S3 location specifying the customer’s root certificate. Glue uses this root certificate to validate the customer’s certificate when connecting to the customer database. Glue only handles X.509 certificates. The certificate provided must be DER-encoded and supplied in Base64 encoding PEM format.

        • SKIP_CUSTOM_JDBC_CERT_VALIDATION - By default, this is false. Glue validates the Signature algorithm and Subject Public Key Algorithm for the customer certificate. The only permitted algorithms for the Signature algorithm are SHA256withRSA, SHA384withRSA or SHA512withRSA. For the Subject Public Key Algorithm, the key length must be at least 2048. You can set the value of this property to true to skip Glue’s validation of the customer certificate.

        • CUSTOM_JDBC_CERT_STRING - A custom JDBC certificate string which is used for domain match or distinguished name match to prevent a man-in-the-middle attack. In Oracle database, this is used as the SSL_SERVER_CERT_DN; in Microsoft SQL Server, this is used as the hostNameInCertificate.

        • CONNECTION_URL - The URL for connecting to a general (non-JDBC) data source.

        • SECRET_ID - The secret ID used for the secret manager of credentials.

        • CONNECTOR_URL - The connector URL for a MARKETPLACE or CUSTOM connection.

        • CONNECTOR_TYPE - The connector type for a MARKETPLACE or CUSTOM connection.

        • CONNECTOR_CLASS_NAME - The connector class name for a MARKETPLACE or CUSTOM connection.

        • KAFKA_BOOTSTRAP_SERVERS - A comma-separated list of host and port pairs that are the addresses of the Apache Kafka brokers in a Kafka cluster to which a Kafka client will connect to and bootstrap itself.

        • KAFKA_SSL_ENABLED - Whether to enable or disable SSL on an Apache Kafka connection. Default value is “true”.

        • KAFKA_CUSTOM_CERT - The Amazon S3 URL for the private CA cert file (.pem format). The default is an empty string.

        • KAFKA_SKIP_CUSTOM_CERT_VALIDATION - Whether to skip the validation of the CA cert file or not. Glue validates for three algorithms: SHA256withRSA, SHA384withRSA and SHA512withRSA. Default value is “false”.

        • KAFKA_CLIENT_KEYSTORE - The Amazon S3 location of the client keystore file for Kafka client side authentication (Optional).

        • KAFKA_CLIENT_KEYSTORE_PASSWORD - The password to access the provided keystore (Optional).

        • KAFKA_CLIENT_KEY_PASSWORD - A keystore can consist of multiple keys, so this is the password to access the client key to be used with the Kafka server side key (Optional).

        • ENCRYPTED_KAFKA_CLIENT_KEYSTORE_PASSWORD - The encrypted version of the Kafka client keystore password (if the user has the Glue encrypt passwords setting selected).

        • ENCRYPTED_KAFKA_CLIENT_KEY_PASSWORD - The encrypted version of the Kafka client key password (if the user has the Glue encrypt passwords setting selected).

        • KAFKA_SASL_MECHANISM - "SCRAM-SHA-512", "GSSAPI", "AWS_MSK_IAM", or "PLAIN". These are the supported SASL Mechanisms.

        • KAFKA_SASL_PLAIN_USERNAME - A plaintext username used to authenticate with the “PLAIN” mechanism.

        • KAFKA_SASL_PLAIN_PASSWORD - A plaintext password used to authenticate with the “PLAIN” mechanism.

        • ENCRYPTED_KAFKA_SASL_PLAIN_PASSWORD - The encrypted version of the Kafka SASL PLAIN password (if the user has the Glue encrypt passwords setting selected).

        • KAFKA_SASL_SCRAM_USERNAME - A plaintext username used to authenticate with the “SCRAM-SHA-512” mechanism.

        • KAFKA_SASL_SCRAM_PASSWORD - A plaintext password used to authenticate with the “SCRAM-SHA-512” mechanism.

        • ENCRYPTED_KAFKA_SASL_SCRAM_PASSWORD - The encrypted version of the Kafka SASL SCRAM password (if the user has the Glue encrypt passwords setting selected).

        • KAFKA_SASL_SCRAM_SECRETS_ARN - The Amazon Resource Name of a secret in Amazon Web Services Secrets Manager.

        • KAFKA_SASL_GSSAPI_KEYTAB - The S3 location of a Kerberos keytab file. A keytab stores long-term keys for one or more principals. For more information, see MIT Kerberos Documentation: Keytab.

        • KAFKA_SASL_GSSAPI_KRB5_CONF - The S3 location of a Kerberos krb5.conf file. A krb5.conf stores Kerberos configuration information, such as the location of the KDC server. For more information, see MIT Kerberos Documentation: krb5.conf.

        • KAFKA_SASL_GSSAPI_SERVICE - The Kerberos service name, as set with in your Kafka Configuration.

        • KAFKA_SASL_GSSAPI_PRINCIPAL - The name of the Kerberos princial used by Glue. For more information, see Kafka Documentation: Configuring Kafka Brokers.

        • (string) –

          • (string) –

      • PhysicalConnectionRequirements (dict) –

        The physical connection requirements, such as virtual private cloud (VPC) and SecurityGroup, that are needed to make this connection successfully.

        • SubnetId (string) –

          The subnet ID used by the connection.

        • SecurityGroupIdList (list) –

          The security group ID list used by the connection.

          • (string) –

        • AvailabilityZone (string) –

          The connection’s Availability Zone.

      • CreationTime (datetime) –

        The timestamp of the time that this connection definition was created.

      • LastUpdatedTime (datetime) –

        The timestamp of the last time the connection definition was updated.

      • LastUpdatedBy (string) –

        The user, group, or role that last updated this connection definition.

      • Status (string) –

        The status of the connection. Can be one of: READY, IN_PROGRESS, or FAILED.

      • StatusReason (string) –

        The reason for the connection status.

      • LastConnectionValidationTime (datetime) –

        A timestamp of the time this connection was last validated.

      • AuthenticationConfiguration (dict) –

        The authentication properties of the connection.

        • AuthenticationType (string) –

          A structure containing the authentication configuration.

        • SecretArn (string) –

          The secret manager ARN to store credentials.

        • OAuth2Properties (dict) –

          The properties for OAuth2 authentication.

          • OAuth2GrantType (string) –

            The OAuth2 grant type. For example, AUTHORIZATION_CODE, JWT_BEARER, or CLIENT_CREDENTIALS.

          • OAuth2ClientApplication (dict) –

            The client application type. For example, AWS_MANAGED or USER_MANAGED.

            • UserManagedClientApplicationClientId (string) –

              The client application clientID if the ClientAppType is USER_MANAGED.

            • AWSManagedClientApplicationReference (string) –

              The reference to the SaaS-side client app that is Amazon Web Services managed.

          • TokenUrl (string) –

            The URL of the provider’s authentication server, to exchange an authorization code for an access token.

          • TokenUrlParametersMap (dict) –

            A map of parameters that are added to the token GET request.

            • (string) –

              • (string) –


  • Glue.Client.exceptions.EntityNotFoundException

  • Glue.Client.exceptions.OperationTimeoutException

  • Glue.Client.exceptions.InvalidInputException

  • Glue.Client.exceptions.GlueEncryptionException